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View Poll Results: Do you like riding in the snow?
Donno, I've never done it. 15 20.00%
I'm going to for the first time this winter (please explain how your feeling bout it!) 9 12.00%
I LOVE IT! 42 56.00%
yuck I hate it. 9 12.00%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

 
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    11-18-2010, 07:15 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Talking Riding in the snow!

Hey guys! I was just wondering what it's like riding in the snow! It's my first time leasing a horse and I've never ridden in the snow before because my riding lessons were always cancelled for the winter.
It just started today and it's a lot! So I'm wanting to go riding tomorow, but I was wondering about some opinnions! I've heard that it's awesome because the horses are trying to step out of the snow so it makes it really bouncy!
Please post with some stories and vote on the poll thanks!!!
     
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    11-18-2010, 07:19 PM
  #2
Showing
It's a lot of fun if you have three pairs of gloves on and long underwear under your jeans and two hats under your helmet! Lol, it is fun though
     
    11-18-2010, 07:26 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Haha! Thanks for the advise too! :p
     
    11-18-2010, 08:23 PM
  #4
Yearling
I am doing it for the first time this year! I am excited I am going to put my snow suit on and then let him stand in the field and jump of him. We get 4 feet or more of snow so it shouldnt hurt!
     
    11-18-2010, 08:27 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Absolutely fantastic, one of my favorite things to do! As long as the snow is deep enough (at least a foot), they trot like they're gaited, haha. As a kid, I would always hold my reins up ridiculously high and pretend I was at the Arabian Nationals and my fat gelding was a Park horse.

At the canter, in deep drifts, they jump like frogs. Basically each stride is them trying to jump back out of the snow, so it's UBER fun and actually surprising smooth.

And the bonus? It doesn't hurt to fall off! I love training horses in winter for that reason alone! Deep snow takes the buck out of them real fast and even if you DO bite the snow, it's pretty cushy!
     
    11-18-2010, 08:33 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Hahaha, here's some fun snow pics to get you in the mood!


Ashley and Justus


Me and Zierra


Me and Jynx


     
    11-18-2010, 08:34 PM
  #7
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
Absolutely fantastic, one of my favorite things to do! As long as the snow is deep enough (at least a foot), they trot like they're gaited, haha. As a kid, I would always hold my reins up ridiculously high and pretend I was at the Arabian Nationals and my fat gelding was a Park horse.

At the canter, in deep drifts, they jump like frogs. Basically each stride is them trying to jump back out of the snow, so it's UBER fun and actually surprising smooth.

And the bonus? It doesn't hurt to fall off! I love training horses in winter for that reason alone! Deep snow takes the buck out of them real fast and even if you DO bite the snow, it's pretty cushy!
It sounds like you don't have an indoor arena? THis will be my first winter at home without an arena and I was curious weather its hard to get used too.
Didn't mean to hjack the thread
     
    11-18-2010, 08:50 PM
  #8
Showing
^I've never ridden in an indoor arena other than the time I test rode my TB lol. And before this year, we didn't even have an outdoor arena!
     
    11-18-2010, 08:59 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tasia    
It sounds like you don't have an indoor arena? THis will be my first winter at home without an arena and I was curious weather its hard to get used too.
Didn't mean to hjack the thread
Actually, this winter will be my first in 25 years of having an indoor arena to ride in! Before this, I didn't even have a BARN! We log some of the roughest, coldest winters in the world, and we ride ALL winter out in blustery fields!

I'm looking forward to having an arena to ride in, but I'm pretty confident we'll be spending just as much time riding snowy trails at the new place!
     
    11-18-2010, 09:01 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tasia    
It sounds like you don't have an indoor arena? THis will be my first winter at home without an arena and I was curious weather its hard to get used too.
Didn't mean to hjack the thread
I know that I'm not the one you were talking to, but where I lease my horse there isn't an indoor arena, and I've coped just fine. Where I live however if it rains we don't really care because we get a lot of rain so if you want to go outside, unless it's summertime, you'll be going in the rain.
     

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